A photographer, film-maker, and curator born in Harbin, China; Sarah grew up in the Bay Area from the age of six. She earned her BA in Art Education from San Francisco State University with an emphasis in drawing and painting as well as a CA Teaching Credential in K-12 Art Education. Sarah worked as an art teacher with the Joan Mitchell Foundation during her first three years in New York. Then, along with a fellow artist, she opened an alternative art space in the Lower East Side, called City Bird Gallery. City Bird Gallery offers an experimental space for emerging and professional artists as well as student and community organizations to exhibit their work. Sarah is very interested in people and the communities they represent. In her photography and films she collaborates with her subjects to tell their stories. Sarah is exploring new ways and mediums through which to tell these stories, working in collaboration with professionals in various fields along the way.